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That's the hardest thing of al...

That's the hardest thing of all--never to become cynical, never to lose faith, never to become indifferent.

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When people love each other, w...

When people love each other, when they find each other out of thousands and millions of people. It's always destiny.

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We're not given the chance to ...

We're not given the chance to choose absolute truth. Truth's always two-faced. The only thing we have is the right to reject the lie we find most repugnant.

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Ill-considered but well-intent...

Ill-considered but well-intentioned actions do more good that actions that are well-considered but cruel.

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Generally speaking, we can and...

Generally speaking, we can and should say everything. We just have to choose the right time, otherwise the truth can be worse than a lie.

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Nobody can be forced to commit...

Nobody can be forced to commit an act of villainy. You can't push anybody into the mud; people always step into it themselves.

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I suppose that literature as i...

I suppose that literature as it is won't die, science fiction included. But games are becoming an extremely important part of the science fiction world, including games that are adapted from books (or vice versa: books that are adapted from games). It's wonderful to have the opportunity to play and see your favorite characters on the screen, but the opportunity to read a book does not become less attractive.

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Indeed, being a beginner is ve...

Indeed, being a beginner is very difficult right now. Book publishers are in a crisis, sales are dwindling, and publishing houses are losing money, doing their best to survive. It's a sign of the times, the emergence of new kinds of entertainment -- there's nothing we can do about it. I don't think books will perish for good. They could become less widespread, though, falling even further behind movies and computer games. But we shouldn't be afraid of this, because books will always remain the entertainment of choice f

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That's how myths are born. Out...

That's how myths are born. Out of our carelessness, out of our tattered nerves, out of jokes that go wrong and flashy gestures.

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Above all, translators must be...

Above all, translators must be native speakers. It's not because they speak the language better -- I understand that sometimes a foreigner can learn a language better than native speakers. It has more to do with having an intimate knowledge of the society for which the book is being translated.

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When leaders betray their peop...

When leaders betray their people and the people don't overthrow them, it's not just the leaders who should be blamed.

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It is boring to haunt a writer...

It is boring to haunt a writer, and even more so to haunt a celebrity. I would haunt a literary figure! Possibly some superhero, maybe even James Bond. Constant adventures, fights, beautiful women--much more interesting that watching a writer who taps on computer all day long, or a celebrity posing in front of cameras.

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When there are strange things ...

When there are strange things going on all around, every coincidence should be considered very carefully.

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I often use detective elements...

I often use detective elements in my books. I love detective novels. But I also think science fiction and detective stories are very close and friendly genres, which shows in the books by Isaac Asimov, John Brunner, and Glen Cook. However, whilst even a tiny drop of science fiction may harm a detective story, a little detective element benefits science fiction. Such a strange puzzle.

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